State of Florida vs. Robert Eugene Hendrix- Death Warrant Case

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Case Details:

– Robert Hendrix and Elmer Scott (his cousin) were involved in a residential burglary where Scott was then apprehended by authorities.

– Scott entered into a plea deal with the authorities that says while he was guilty of the crime, he pled guilty to burglary, he had to serve two years, and testify against Hendrix.

– Hendrix was then arrested and charged with armed burglary. There was a plea offered to Hendrix; 4 years prison and 5 years probation.

– Prior to the scheduled court date, Hendrix told friends that he wanted to kill Scott to keep him from testifying against him because he didn’t want to take the offered plea. Hendrix also mentioned to his girlfriend, Denise Turbyville, various plans to carry out his intention.

– Hendrix then found a throw away gun that wasn’t traceable back to him and constructed a silencer for it. He took a mask, hat and gloves with him to Scotts home. Denise Turbeyville was the driver. She heard several shots fired and Hendrix returned to the car.

– Hendrix told Denise that he shot Scott in the head used a knife to kill his wife Michelle by slitting her throat.  Hendrix further slashed  Scott’s throat with the knife as well.

– The police arrested Hendrix and was subsequently tried for his crimes. 

Counts:
Count I:  Conspiracy to Commit Murder-30 years
Count II:  Conspiracy to Commit Murder-30 years
Count III:  First Degree Murder-Death                             
Count IV:  First Degree Murder-Death
Count V:  Armed burglary-Life
*Taken from: (http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hendrix-robert-eugene.htm)*

Appeals Opinions can be read here:
1) April 21, 1994
2) July 7, 2005 – Corrected Opinion
3) 11th Circuit Appeal

His execution is scheduled for 4/23/14 at 6pm in Florida.

This page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Texas vs. Ray Jasper- Death Warrant Case- 3/19/14

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3-19-14 ***UPDATE 2!***

Courts denied request for stay!

Opinion can be read in its entirety here

 

3-19-14      ***UPDATE***

The last appeal in this case was filed 4/26/12 arguing that:
1) Race based jury selection is unconstitutional and a potential juror at his trial was excluded improperly because he was black.
2) Jasper claims that he had insufficient legal help at his trial .
3) Texas death penalty is unconstitutional.

The court then rejected all the arguments.

His execution is scheduled for today and you can listen to Execution Watch live here on the Execution Watch home page today from 6pm-7pm CT.

Important Details:

– November 29, 1998- Ray Jasper and two other co-defendants caused the death of David Alejandro during an attempted robbery.
– The victim was a business partner and owner of a recording studio in San Antonio, Texas.
– Ray Jasper walked up to the victim from behind, grabbed his hair and slit his throat and then stabbed repeatedly to death. The victim was then covered in a black sheet.
– The defendants then loaded equipment from the studio into waiting vehicles and made several trips two and from the site.
– After Jasper was apprehended, he later confessed to planning the crime. His confession describes events in detail that were later corroborated and matched up with the physical evidence discovered by investigators.
– He was indicted for robbery related capital murder where he was found guilty.
– February 4, 2000, Jasper was sentenced to death.

– Most recent Habeas appeal was denied on 3/10/14 and can be read here.

On 3/4/14 Ray Jasper sent a letter to Gawker which has caused a lot of backlash to Gawker. It can be read in it’s entirety here.

“Family prepares for execution of son’s killer”- Can be read here, as you have to be a member of the original newspaper site to read it there.

“Brother of Ray Jasper’s Victim Shares his Story”here.

As always, this post will be updated with any last minute stay’s or appeals filed.

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